Event and Wedding FAQs

How many people can the Pontiac Transportation Museum accommodate?  The museum can accommodate groups of up to 120 people.   For smaller groups (under 50 people), exhibits typically do not need to be moved and we can offer great pricing.  Larger groups can be accommodated but typically require moving some exhibits.  Call or text Private Event Manager Charlie Baker 734 748 4100 with your groups needs and we can determine the best solution and price.

What spaces are available for the rental?  The Pontiac Transportation Museum consists of the museum floor (11,000 square feet) and the amphitheater (1,000) square feet), which can accommodate up to 96 people.  We also have a meal prep room and a bridal prep room as required.

What else is included in the event rental?  We have (4) 6’ rectangular tables and (15) 5’ round tables for use in dinner and wedding events.  The McMullen Auditorium has 50 folding chairs (and fixed seating for 46) for your meetings and events.

Can I bring my own vendors?  We require that you use one of the Pontiac Transportation Museum’s approved vendors for alcohol.  We recommend our outstanding preferred vendors, but this is your choice.  All vendors are required to provide proof of insurance.

Can my guests take a tour? If desired (and a docent is available) we can provide a docent for your event and we highly recommend this – our passionate and knowledgeable docent will be the highlight of your event.

Can you move the vehicles, displays or signage for my event?  We can discuss this in the planning process, and for your event the Museum will be configured based on your needs.  If we do not need to move any museum exhibits, pricing is very affordable.

Can I bring my own drapes, hanging décor, or hanging lights?  We can work in the planning phase of your event to understand and accommodate your needs.

Can I have my wedding ceremony here?  Of course!  The amphitheater can accommodate up to 100 people, and is the preferred venue for the ceremony.  The museum floor is steps away, and is the perfect reception area.

Is there an area for bridal preparation?  Yes!  We have a Bridal Preparation room directly off the amphitheater to minimize the stress on your special day.

What are your rental hours? Rental hours are available from 5:00 to 11:00 PM.  For larger parties, 4:00 to 5:00 is used by the Museum to move exhibits and cars for your event, and your caterers are welcome to use this time for setup as well.

Where can I find your pricing? Pricing varies from $150/ hour for events where no reconfiguration of the museum is required, to $4000 for a larger wedding (includes valet parking).  Please call or text Private Events Manager Charlie Baker at 734 748 4100 to get a customized quote for your event.